National Shipping Point Trends Report - Onions and Potatoes
WASHINGTON, DC 13-MARCH-2018   
TRENDS - ONIONS & POTATOES
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Provided by:  Specialty Crops Market News                               
              Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.


Unless otherwise stated, shipments, crossings or imports are 
for the weeks ending February 24, March 03, and 10, 2018 in that 
order in thousand hundredweight (cwt) or 100,000 pound units. 
Expected movement is for the period March 04-17, 2018. 
Prices are for Monday, March 12, 2018 compared to Monday, 
March 05, 2018. Unless otherwise stated, sales are F.O.B. 
Shipping Point Basis (including Delivered Sales, F.O.B. Shipping 
Point Basis) or port of entry and extra services are included. 
Prices represent open (spot) market sales by first handlers on 
product of generally good quality and condition unless otherwise 
stated and may include promotional allowances or other incentives. 
No consideration is given to after-sale adjustments unless 
otherwise stated. Brokerage fees paid by shipper are included 
in the price reported.


    ONIONS AND POTATOES
---ONIONS, DRY
   UNITED STATES---Shipments (including imports) 930*-992*-982---The top 
shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin Washington, Idaho 
and Malheur County Oregon, Mexico Crossings, New York, and Peru. *revised.
   COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON ---Shipments 
295-306-395 (includes exports of 42-45-38) ---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices Yellow colossal, jumbo Whites 
lower, others generally unchanged, others lower. Yellow Hybrid 50-pound 
sacks colossal mostly 9.00, jumbo mostly 7.00, medium mostly 4.00-4.50; 
White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly 12.00-14.00, medium 10.00-12.00; Red Globe 
Type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly 5.50, medium mostly 5.50.
   IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON---Shipments 249-259-261 ---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices Yellow medium 
and Reds generally unchanged, others lower. Yellow Spanish Hybrid 50-pound 
sacks super colossal 9.00-10.00, colossal 8.00-9.00, jumbo mostly 7.00, 
medium 4.00-5.00; Red Globe Type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly 7.00, medium 
mostly 6.00.
   MEXICAN CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS---Crossings-167-228*-236---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow.  Prices white med 
lower, others generally unchanged. Yellow Grano-marked sweet 40-pound carton 
jumbo mostly 12.00; Yellow Grano 50-pound sacks colossal mostly 8.00-9.00, 
jumbo mostly 8.00, medium mostly 8.00; White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly 
8.00-10.00, medium 10.00-12.00; Red Globe Type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly 
8.00, medium mostly 8.00. *revised.    
   NEW YORK---Shipments 66-57-63---Movement expected to decrease as more 
growers finish for the season. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 50 pound 
sacks Yellow Globe type jumbo 9.00-11.00, medium 2 1/4 inch minimum mostly 
8.00. 25 pound sacks Red Globe type jumbo mostly 7.00-8.00, medium 6.00-
8.00. Quality mostly good.   
   PERU IMPORTS AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS---Shipments 
71-66-61---Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. 
Prices lower. Yellow Granex Marked Sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly 
16.00-18.00
   CENTRAL WISCONSIN---Shipments 13-13-17---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged.  Yellow Globe 
Type master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly 10.00-12.50. 
   NORTH AND EAST POINTS COLORADO---Shipments 19-22-16---Movement expected 
to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   MICHIGAN---Shipments 10-11-13---Movement expected to decrease as most 
growers have finished for the season. Remaining supplies are light and in 
too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.
   UTAH---Shipments 19-17-05---Movement expected to decrease seasonally. 
Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY TEXAS---Shipments 0-0-2---Movement expected to 
increase as more growers begin their harvest. Sufficient volume for an FOB 
should be by March 30. A few growers will begin to harvest the first and 
second week of April. Quality expected to be generally good.  
---ONIONS FOR PROCESSING
   WESTERN UNITED STATES---Shipments 117-119-103---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. No prices reported.
   EASTERN UNITED STATES---Shipments 4-4-4--Movement expected to remain 
about the same. No prices reported.  
---POTATOES
   UNITED STATES---Shipments (not including imports) 1716-1733*-1810---The 
top shipping states, in order, were Idaho, San Luis Valley Colorado, 
Columbia Basin Washington, Wisconsin and Florida. *revised.
   UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO---Shipments 
642-701-724(includes exports of 1-9-5) ---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading Norkotah carton 40-80s and Burbank cartons 60-90s higher, 
bales and Norkotah carton 90-100s lower. Prices Burbank carton 40s and 90-
100s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Burbank U.S. One baled 10-5 
pound film bags non size A mostly 5.50-6.00; 50-pound cartons 40s-50s mostly 
9.00, 60-70s mostly 10.50-11.00, 80s mostly 10.00-11.00, 90s mostly 9.00-
10.00, 100s mostly 9.00: Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10-5 pound film bags 
non size A mostly 5.50-6.00; 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly 8.50-9.50, 60-
80s mostly 9.50-10.00, 90s mostly 8.00-8.50, 100s mostly 7.00-8.00.
   SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO---Shipments 262-248-265 (including exports 
22-25-24) ---Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading carton 70s 
moderate, others fairly slow. Prices 70s higher, others generally unchanged. 
Russet U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 8.00, 50-pound 
cartons 40s mostly 12.00, 50-70s mostly 13.00-13.50, 80s mostly 12.00-12.50, 
90s-100s mostly 11.00. U.S. Commercial bulk per cwt mostly 10.50; Yellow 
Type U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A 10.00-11.00, Round Red U.S. 
One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A 12.50-14.00.
   COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON---Shipments 
138-137-145 (includes export of 36-29-34) ---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices carton 60s-70s, 100s slightly 
higher, bales slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah 
U.S. One baled 5 10-pound film bags non size A mostly 6.00, 50-pound cartons 
40s 8.00-9.00, 50s mostly 10.50-11.00, 60s mostly 12.00, 70s mostly 11.50-
12.00, 80s 9.00-10.00, 90s mostly 8.50-9.50, 100s 8.00-9.00.
   CENTRAL WISCONSIN---Shipments 126-118-125---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading moderate.  Prices Russet baled and Russet cartons 
40s-70s higher, others generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-
pound baled size A mostly $12.50-14.00, 50-pound cartons size A mostly 
$11.00-13.00, size B mostly 18.00-19.00, 50-pound sacks size A mostly 10.00-
12.00, size B mostly 17.00-18.00. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-pound 
film bags size A mostly 9.00-9.50, 50-pound cartons 40s-70s mostly 14.00-
15.50, 80s mostly 12.50-13.00, 90s mostly 11.00, 100s 10.00-11.00. Remaining 
supply of Round Red potatoes is fairly light through the Wisconsin District. 
   FLORIDA---Shipments 88-91-105---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading Round White 50 pound sacks and cartons and Round Red size B 
fairly active at lower prices, others fairly active. Prices Round White 50 
pound sacks and cartons and Round Red size B lower, others generally 
unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A mostly 14.50, size B 
mostly 22.00-22.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8? mostly 38.75-40.75, 50-pound sacks 
size A mostly 12.75, size B mostly 20.50-22.75. Round White U.S. One 50-
pound cartons size A mostly 18.50, size B mostly 18.50, 50-pound sacks size 
A mostly 16.75, size B mostly 16.75. Yellow Type U.S. One 50-pound cartons 
size A mostly 16.50-18.50, size B mostly 12.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8? 50.50-
50.75, 50-pound sacks size A mostly 14.75-16.75, size B mostly 10.75. 
   MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) ---Shipments 91-93-104--- 
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-pound bales 9.00-10.00, 
50-pound cartons size A 9.00-10.00, 2000-pound totes size A mostly 12.00-
14.00. Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5-pound bales 11.00-11.75, 50-pound 
cartons size A 11.00-11.75, 2000-pound totes size A 16.00-17.50.  Russet 
U.S. One Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags size A 18.00-20.00, Round Red U.S. 
One Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags size A 21.00-22.00, Yellow Type U.S. One 
Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags size A 22.00. 
   NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON---Shipments 73-71-82(including exports 0-1-1) ---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow.  Prices 
Reds lower, Yellow generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50-pound cartons 
size A mostly 14.00-15.00; Yellow Type U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A 
mostly 18.00-20.00.
   NEBRASKA---Shipments 88-85-72---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading moderate. Prices 50-70s higher, others generally unchanged. 
Russet U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A 8.00-8.50, 50-pound 
cartons 40s 13.00-14.50, 50-70s 13.00-14.50, 80s 11.00-13.50, 90-100s mostly 
11.00-12.00.    
   AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE---Shipments 56-58*-55---Movement expected to 
increase slightly.  Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged.  U.S. One 
Russet Norkotah baled 5 10-pound film bags 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum 8.50-
9.00, baled 10 5-pound film bags 9.00-9.50, Round White baled 5 10-pound 
film bags 2 inch minimum 9.00-9.50, baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly 
10.00, 10 pound sacks loose 1.80-1.90. *revised.
   MICHIGAN---Shipments 45-45-44---Movement expected to increase slightly.  
Trading fairly slow for Russets, slow for Round Whites.  Prices unchanged. 
U.S. One size A Russet Norkotah and Goldrush baled 10 5-pound film bags 
mostly 10.00-12.00, baled 5 10-pound film bags mostly 9.00-10.00, 10 pound 
film bags loose mostly 1.70-2.00, Round White baled 10 5-pound film bags 
mostly 10.00-11.00.   
   KERN DISTRICT---Shipments 42-41-39----Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   KLAMATH BASIN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT---Shipments 
29-40-37---Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few 
hands to establish a market.
   HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO---Shipments 28-22*-**---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a 
market. *revised. **unavailable.
   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT---Shipments 2-3-3---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT---Shipments 1-2-1---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.    
   NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA (CROSSING THROUGH MAINE POINTS)---Shipments 
light---Movement expected about the same.  Trading slow.  Prices 
unchanged.  Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum baled 5 10-
pound film bags 8.00-8.50, tote bags approx. 2000 pounds per cwt. mostly 
12.50-13.50. According to the March 1, 2018 Potato Stocks, released by 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, New Brunswick?s holdings of 9.5 million 
cwt. increased 43% from one year earlier (6.685 million cwt). 
Approximately 2.1 million cwt. designated for fresh market, 5.7 million 
cwt. to go to processing and 1.7 million cwt for seed.  Total Canadian 
stocks of 55.3 million cwt. increased 7.74% from one year earlier (51.3 
million cwt.).
---POTATOES FOR PROCESSING
   MICHIGAN---Shipments to Chippers 188*-206*-193---Movement expected 
about the same.  Too few open market sales to establish a market. 
*revised. 
   WISCONSIN---Shipments to Chippers 181-161-157---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market. 
   MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) ---Shipments to Chippers 
103-104-90---Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market 
sales to establish a market.   
   AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE---Shipments to Chippers 64-52*-57---Movement 
expected about the same.  Too few open market sales to establish a market. 
*revised.  
   WESTERN & CENTRAL NEW YORK---Shipments to Chippers 30-39-38---Movement 
expected about the same.  Too few open market sales to establish a market. 
   PENNSYLVANIA---Shipments to Chippers 9-10-14---Movement expected about 
the same.   Too few open market sales to establish a market.